Elleanthus brasiliensis [Lindl.] Rchb. f. 1862

Another Flower

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Plant and Flowers in situ Brazil

Photo by Carlos Eduardo Pereira Nunes

Part sun Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Brazilian Ellanthus

Found in Brazil and Bolivia? at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with erect stems carrying alternate, dark green, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to 25 flowered inflorescence carry flowers in a sticky gel.

Synonyms *Evelyna brasiliensis Lindl. 1843;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 34 Schlechter Bolivia 1922; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as E brasilensis var hookeriana drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as E brasilensis var hookeriana drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Rio de Janiero Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret & etal 2012 as Evelyna brasilensis drawing good; Orquidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide